• Ray Dolby Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Ray Dolby, audio pioneer and founder of Dolby laboratories, has been honored with a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • View highlights from Ray Dolby's Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony.

  • "Ray Dolby's impact on the art and science of film and television is incalculable."


    Sid Ganis, Entertainment Executive and Producer

    • Dedication Ceremony

      Ray Dolby (1933–2013), the founder of Dolby Laboratories and a pioneer in audio engineering, was posthumously honored with a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2015. The 2,540th star in the category of motion pictures is located right in front of the Dolby Theatre®, at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

      At the dedication ceremony, Sid Ganis, past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and Francis Ford Coppola, the film producer, director, and writer, spoke about Ray's life and accomplishments and his impact on cinematic history. Mrs. Dagmar Dolby accepted the star on Ray's behalf.

      Watch the Ceremony

      Dr. Dolby's Accomplishments

      In his lifetime, Ray was a prolific scientist and inventor who garnered a multitude of awards and honors for his accomplishments, ranging from the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton to an Edison Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With more than 50 US patents to his name, Ray helped transform cinematic audio and make an impact on broadcast audio standards worldwide.

      Since the founding of Dolby Laboratories 50 years ago, we continue to be inspired by Ray's passion and dedication to uniting art and science, and we continue to innovate in his spirit, not only in the field of audio engineering but also in imaging and display technologies. Dolby Laboratories has received 10 Academy Awards®, 14 Emmy® awards and several additional industry awards.

    • WoF Star

      Hollywood Walk of Fame

      The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally recognized icon, honoring achievements in the entertainment industry.

    • Ray Dolby

      Ray Dolby

      Ray Dolby expanded the creative possibilities for musicians, filmmakers, and other artists with his technical innovations and passion for connecting science and art.

  • Ray Dolby's star is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Dolby Theatre®.